Nicholas Ridley was Chaplain to Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, became Bishop of Rochester, England under Edward VI, and helped prepare the first Book of Common Prayer of 1549. The next year he was named Bishop of London. When the young king Edward VI died and his Roman Catholic half-sister Mary took his place, Ridley refused to recant his Protesting views, so she had him and Bishop Latimer put to death side by side. (unknown artist)

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